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Queer Self Defense then Halloween Pillows! • October 4th, 2017

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, October 4th at Akbar: 

#1 >>>SPECIAL EVENT 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

#2 >>> 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – Halloween crafts BEGIN!!! Make, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

It’s October and you know what that means. It means there are 5000 things to do in your city, and we’ve got quite a few of them lined up, so I’m just gonna list ’em! Things have been rough, we got a harsh startup this week, from Puerto Rico, to Las Vegas, to Tom Petty: but CraftNight will not let the turkeys get it down. CraftNight has a very special guest tonight to put some vim and vigor into your (possibly deflated) spirit. We have Queer Fists of Fury: Self Defense Class with Cory Klink!

Last month we focused on disaster preparedness with the Red Cross, and this month we’re focusing on Kicking some ass. We’re thinkers, we’re doers, we’re fighters. We fight the dumbness, and while it seems like there’s an incomprehensible avalanche of dumbness right now… we’re together, and we are persistent.The seeds we plant may grow into trees we never see, but we MUST KEEP PLANTING THEM.

What did the headless horseman do when he lost his head? He picked up a sword, got on a horse and got busy terrifying the residents of Tarry Town and Sleepy Hollow!!! He didn’t care if his head was in a bag somewhere by the side of the road, he carved a pumpkin, lit it on fire and threw it at Ichabod Crane. Say what you will about the headless horseman, but he knew how to get stuff done.

See you at the Craft Table, JP Craft Captain

 


MORE THINGS!!! 

#3 >>> TWO SHOWS LEFT: FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

#4 >>> GOTHTOBER 2017 Visit www.gothtober.com and see 31 works by 31 different contributors, each day a new one revealed! Works by Akbar bartenders, Kimberly Kim, and Jennifer’s pup “The Stig” on the horizon! It’s all online, you don’t have to go anywhere or do anything, watch from your phone, your tablet, your desktop!

#5 >>>Oct 18th 9pm to 11pm – Dr. Sketchy returns with a really fun and CREEPY Life Drawing Assignment: Stephen King’s IT! Get tix and RSVP HERE. CraftNight also begins at 9pm with somethin’ halloweenie!

#6 >>> Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!! A rotten, putrid, haunted evening of depraved behavior and boozy rewards! FB Event HERE!

 

UPCOMING CRAFTS:

 Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project! Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on October 4, 2017 in Fabric Craft, Uncategorized

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Autumn Necklace Craft • Sept 27th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 27th at Akbar: 
9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Autumn Leaf Necklace

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Highwalkin’, fastlivin’, evergivin’, coolfizzin’ Akbar!
OPENING THIS FRIDAY: Pat & Charlie’s Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret (read more below)

Farewell summer, it went by in a flash! And now it’s time to flash some Autumn beauty this Wednesday by taking some time to gift yourself something special: a necklace made by you!  A cheerful happy-faced leaf is the centerpiece of this head-turning strand of shiny plastic beads: your red-carpet-ready choice for pumpkin season. It makes a statement wherever you go, a brilliant addition to any ensemble.

Because is it winter? NO!
Is it spring? NO!
Is it summer? HELL NO!
It’s FALL, dammit, let it be known! Inspire and delight your friends, visit the apple farm, gather round the bonfire, complain about the government together, take a knee, fight for healthcare! Do it while sporting your spectacularly crafted cardboard leaf pendant and fetching shiny yellow satin cord, you might just catch the attention of  someone kinda special.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, EVENTS and MOARRRR!!! 

 

Opening THIS FRIDAY 9pm: Pat & Charlie: Solid Gold Lamé Cabaret directed by JP Craft Captain you can get tix and more information about this high impact adventure here. 

Oct 4th • 7:45pm – 8:45pm • CraftNight brings you QUEER FISTS OF FURY • Self Defense Class with Instructor, Cory Klink! Work on your balance, self discipline, and confidence while learning to protect yourself! Find out more and RSVP Here

Oct 4th • 9pm – midnight or later • CRAFTNIGHT • Attack of the Halloween Plush Pillow! – That’s right, a terrifying personal pillow in the shape of a ghost, pumpkin or bat! It comes with a super easy sewing kit, stuffing, and felt pieces for gluing!

Oct 11th – Haunted Lasercut skull shape painting project!

Oct 18th 9pm to 11pm – Dr. Sketchy returns with a really fun and CREEPY Life Drawing Assignment: Stephen King’s IT! Get tix and RSVP HERE. CraftNight also begins at 9pm with somethin’ halloweenie!

Oct 22nd – Sunday 7pm Bet Yer Bottom Bingo HALLOWEEN STYLE!!!

Oct 25th – CraftNight’s Annual PUMPKIN CARVING Festival! Reserve a Pumpkin or BYOP!!!

 

Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Jewelry Craft, Wearable Craft

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Dr. Sketchy 8pm • Suncatcher Craft 9pm • Sept 20th, 2017

This Wednesday, September 20th at Akbar: 
8pm to 10pm DR. SKETCHY “Turkish Delights” Figure Drawing! (see link below: SO MUCH FUN!!)

9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: FALL Equinox Sun Catchers! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: See What We Mean

It’s FALL!!! Right now, you have the most Autumn enjoyment before you: the most pumpkin spice everything, the most football, the most fall clothing, the most harvest vegetables, the most haunted houses and scary movies and pumpkin patches, the most bonfires, the most colorful leaf changes, the most county fairs, and the most fall food recipes. ‘Tis the beginning of seasonal autumnal splendor, a time of both abundance and wistfulness. Is Autumn a beginning or an ending? Can it be both? The daylight hours shrink, the darkness becomes more prevalent, yet there is also a spark. A glimmer of your creaturely nature may cause you to pause and say “I do believe I’m connected to it all!”

For pondering just that type of thought process, and to connect you with the seasonality of being human, we have really excellent Fall Suncatchers! You get one corny cartoony style one, and another hipster style geometric one! You also get a suction cup for hanging your craft in the window! This is lowbrow stained glass (plastic), it’s very uncomplicated, you’ll paint these with special suncatcher paint I ordered especially for this night! It’s easy and painty, you can talk and do this at the same time, it’s not a concentration breaker!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 20, 2017 in Painting Craft

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Disaster Preparedness: 8pm • Apple Necklaces: 9pm • Sept 13th, 2017

~~~~RED CROSS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CLASS 8pm (before CraftNight) Click here for More INFO and RSVP!
This Wednesday, September 13th at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: Alluring Apple Bracelets! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Be Part of Something Fabulous,  your local Gay Bar! 

It’s HERE it’s HERE! Selena Vazquez from the Red Cross is coming to do a one hour presentation on disaster preparedness at 8pm before CraftNight! It’s FREE to the public, and afterward, it’s CraftNight! There will be handouts, and information about stuff like earthquakes, flooding, and more! Please RSVP if you’ll be there! Click Here! 

Now then: We’re making apple bracelets, because it’s apple season. It’s almost Autumn, no it is NOT Autumn yet. But we’re right there on the edge, just teetering, just tottering on the edge of summer’s end, with the arrival of the Fall equinox palpably close to it’s pumpkin-flavored start date! We can hardly wait, but as we wait… we’re making apple bracelets with cool metal apple charms and fun translucent plastic beads. Featuring red, green and gold apples, this is quite the pre-fall fashion accessory!

This project is quite dainty and pretty. No one’s going to think you’re doing football tryouts if you wear this little ditty on your wrist. You might even have to over explain yourself, or wave your arms wildly to make a point, because apple bracelets aren’t particularly known for being part of one’s “power play” wardrobe. I think this is a terrible mistake, because apples are badass, hearty fruits, and make a fine totem for one navigating the rat race’s many pitfalls. Apples are an American icon, they go in pies, they fit in a lunch sack perfectly, they make great cider, and more! 

The average apple tree lives 100 years! And apples are really good for your brain’s mental alertness because they’re packed with boron, which aides in mental clarity and bone health. All in all, apples promote longevity and strength, so if someone doesn’t vibe with your apple bracelet, don’t let ’em phase you, they don’t understand the power of the illustrious, robust pomme de terre.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

 

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

ALSO SEPT 20th CRAFT 9pmFirst Day of Fall! We’re making Autumn Suncatchers!!! 

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

OCTOBER 2017 – Halloween Crafts BEGIN!!! 

 

Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Jewelry Craft

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TONIGHT! National Park Coloring Postcards! • August 30th, 2017

TONIGHT at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: National Park Coloring Postcards! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Spend time with the right people… us! 

Our National Parks turned 101 years old last Friday!!!

Our President basically wants to build a Chipotle at the bottom of the Mariana Trench!  Gross greedy jerks are trying to destroy our parks by opening them up to commercial development, mining, logging, putting satellite dishes all over the Grand Canyon and scooping out mountains to put high rise apartments.

The life expectancy of a squirrel is nine years. If we’re not careful, our preserved parks and lands, forests, oceans and eco systems are going to disappear, and no one will know what a squirrel IS. Recent events have shown that climate change is happening, it’s deadly, and causing great detriment. We’re going to speak out in a crafty way and also discuss what else we can do to save not just the parks, but the planet.

I am making postcards of some of our nation’s most precious National Park jewels, from the canyon lands, to the deserts, oceans and forests. You can color these in, and either keep it for yourself or a loved one OR mail it!!! We will have resources for you to view that will help you to write our government officials urging them to SAVE OUR NATIONAL PARKS which are in danger of being dismantled by dumbness.

Also: In lieu of recent events, I’ve been sort of wanting to hide in the basement with my BB gun. But I’m against that in principal. When Anderson Cooper asked Vice reporter, Elle Reeve, what was the most striking thing about her trip to Charlottesville, she said that yes, it was horrible, but there was something else. She said that the Alt Right was very organized. They had their own first aid, they had their own tiki torch handing-out station, they had their own security and basically, they had it together.

I want US to be that together. I want us to know how to save each other’s lives, how to defend ourselves, how to act in an emergency. Therefore, our first crack at Craftivism Community Classes is gonna be a FREE presentation by the Red Cross on disaster preparedness given before CraftNight. Read below and RSVP to join me on September 13th for some community enrichment! I’ll make it worth your while!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

SEPT 6th 9pm – Mystery Bag Crafts!!! I’ll hand you a bag… a mystery craft AND FORTUNE will be yours!

SEPT 13th • 8 – 9pm – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP with the RED CROSS! – Topics include fire safety, general preparedness, earthquake stuff and more. This workshop is FREE to the Public, to make sure they’ll have enough handouts, please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424680330959573/

SEPT 13th CRAFT 9pm – Metal Charm Apple Bracelet! 

September 20th • 8-10pm • Dr. Sketchy’s LA is BACK with “Turkish Delights” *** Live Model Figure Drawing & Cocktails*** Featuring:
Caramel Knowledge and Jenn Aguilar ***** TICKETS: http://drsketchyla.bpt.me/ **** $12 advance, $15 at the door ••• 
Facebook Public Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/104409423631161

 

ALSO SEPT 20th CRAFT 9pmFirst Day of Fall! We’re making Autumn Suncatchers!!! 

SEPT 24th SUNDAY!!! – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO on a SUNDAY?!? Yes! Special Limited Edition Weekend Event! 

SEPT 27th CRAFT – Fall Leaf Necklace! 

Gothtober is kind of like a film festival, except in addition to films, it offers recipes, crafts, music and more. If you want to be a part of it, application deadlines have been extended to September 1st. Apply for Gothtober Today!

  

 

Posted by on August 30, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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